Vern Buchanan to Serve as Tax Policy Subcommittee Chair: House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) today announced the subcommittee chairmen and subcommittee assignments for Republican members of the Committee for the remainder of the 115th Congress. Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) will serve as chairman of the Subcommittee on Tax Policy. The other Republican members of the Subcommittee include:

  • Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL)
  • Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA)
  • Rep. Jim Renacci (R-OH)
  • Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD)
  • Rep. George Holding (R-NC)
  • Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA)
  • Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO)
  • Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC)

The announcement also includes Republican member assignments for the other Ways and Means subcommittees.

Health

  • Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL)
  • Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX)
  • Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA)
  • Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
  • Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE)
  • Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS)
  • Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX)
  • Rep. Diane Black (R-TN)
  • Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN)
  • Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY)
  • Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA)

Human Resources

  • Chairman Adrian Smith (R-NE)
  • Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN)
  • Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL)
  • Rep. Mike Bishop (R-MI)
  • Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ)
  • Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL)
  • Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA)

Oversight

  • Chairman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS)
  • Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ)
  • Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN)
  • Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL)
  • Rep. Mike Bishop (R-MI)
  • Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL)
  • Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY)

Social Security

  • Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX)
  • Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
  • Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA)
  • Rep. George Holding (R-NC)
  • Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO)
  • Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC)
  • Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ)

Trade

  • Chairman Dave Reichert (R-WA)
  • Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA)
  • Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN)
  • Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA)
  • Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA)
  • Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY)
  • Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD)
  • Rep. George Holding (R-NC)
  • Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC)
  • Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX)

Taxpayer Advocate Releases Annual Report: The Office of the Taxpayer Advocate released its 2017 report titled, Purple Book: Compilation of Legislative Recommendations to Strengthen Taxpayer Rights and Improve Tax Administration. The report includes 50 legislative recommendations and identifies the 10 most litigated tax issues in federal courts and the National Taxpayer Advocate’s view of the 20 most serious problems encountered by taxpayers.

Miscellaneous Guidance Released: Notice 2018-11 provides guidance on the corporate bond monthly yield curve, the corresponding spot segment rates under section 417(e)(3), and the 24-month average segment rates under section 430(h)(2). The notice also provides guidance as to the interest rate on 30-year Treasury securities under section 417(e)(3)(A)(ii)(II) as in effect for plan years beginning before 2008 and the 30-year Treasury weighted average rate under section 431(c)(6)(E)(ii)(I).